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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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BILINGUAL EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES--LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS,
STATE EDUCATION AGENCIES, INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

(CFDA No. 84.003)

I.    PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: P.L. 89-10, as amended by P.L. 95-561, Title VII of ESEA of
1965, (20 U.S.C. 3221-3261). (P.L. 97-35, Omnibus Budyet Reconciliation
Act of 1981, expired September 30, 1984.)JL/

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal  Year                       Authorization                           Appropriation

1980...............$ 299,000,000                         $ 171,763,000

1981...............      446,000,000 21                         161,427,000

1982...............      139,970,000 3/                         138,058,000

1983...............       139,970,000 3/                         138,057,000

1984...............      139,970,00037                         13b,679,UOO

Purpose: The Support Services Projects Program provides financial assis-
tance to strengthen programs of bilingual education and bilingual educa-
tion training programs.

Program Components: Support services activities include: State Education
Agency Projects for Coordinating Technical Assistance; Evaluation, Dissem-
ination, and Assessment Centers, Materials Development Projects Program;
Multifunctional Resource Centers; and the Research and Development Program.

1.  State Education Agency Projects for Coordinating Technical  Assistance
provide Federalfinancialassistance to  State education agencies  for pro-
jects coordinate technical assistance provided by other agencies in support
of bilingual education programs funded in their State.

2.  Multifunctional  Service Centers   provide   technical   support   services   to
schools with   federally-arid   non-federal ly-funded   programs   designed   for
children with limited English proficiency.

3.  Evaluation, Dissemination, and Assessment Centers (EDACs) assist programs
of bilingual   education   and   bilingual   education   training  programs   within
regional service areas in assessing, evaluating, and disseminating
bilingual education materials.

4.  Materials Development Projects Program   awards   grants   and   contracts   to
local education   agenciesor   institutions   of   higher  education  that   apply
jointly with   one   or  more local   education   agency  to develop   instructional
and testing materials for use in programs of bilingual education and bilin-
gual education training programs.    No applications  were solicited for this
program in FY 1984.icipation   in   this   program.   The